Western Growers and the rest of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) applauded the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (Farm Bill) in the U.S. Senate yesterday with a bipartisan vote of 66-27. The legislation addresses many of the critical priorities outlined by the SCFBA and continues the support of specialty crops that was established in the 2008 Farm Bill.
It has been reported that the PACA Trust Creditors of Pro’s Ranch Markets may have sufficient assets available through bankruptcy to satisfy claims. It is critical, however, that you properly file your PACA claims with the Bankruptcy Court and debtors counsel.
California, especially the Central Valley, is expected to get hit with a record hit wave this week that will stretch into the weekend and beyond. Temperatures are expected to soar well past 100 in many inland valleys.